Evaluating And Choosing The Right Niche For Your Personality And Passion

One of the key aspects of writing a successful blog is choosing the right niche for your personality and passion. Spending some time reflecting on where you have the most knowledge, experience and expertise, really focusing in and writing about those topics, are key elements to a successful blog.

What are your interests? What are you passionate about? What really “gets your motor running”? Are you interested in the topic? If you are serious about building a successful blog, with an ever-increasing number of subscribers, you must understand that it takes a considerable amount of time and will not likely happen in the short term. Potential subscribers will not be fooled, and will quickly turn and run the other direction if they find you are not serious and passionate about your topics.

This was an area I had initial difficulty with, deciding where to hone in and make a decision about what I would write about in my blog. After carefully following along with a program started by Darren Rowse and Andy Wibbels, I now have the tools I need to further my opportunities at building a successful blog with increasing readership.This program consists of a 6-week course that teaches novice, and experienced bloggers alike, the tools necessary to build a successful, money-making blog, where readers will keep coming back for more.

Week 1 – Quick review of blog basics, functions and definitions. How and why blogs make money. What to consider when choosing a blog tool. Examples of Six Figure Bloggers and the importance of making a “blueprint” towards success.

Week 2 – Choosing a niche. What makes a good niche versus what makes a bad one. How to evaluate possible niches for maximum profitability. Choosing the right niche for your personality and passions.

Week 3 – Mastering Google Adsense. How Adsense works, where best to place ads for maximum clickability, and properly setting up your Adsense account to ensure you get the right ads for your blog.

Week 4 – Explanation of the best Affiliate programs for your niche, proper positioning of affiliate products so they are correctly related to your niche content. How to cultivate partnerships and joint-ventures with other entrepreneurs, and tracking click-throughs and traffic to your affiliates.

Week 5 – How to write content with Keywords, and maximum search engine optimization. Using RSS feeds to create a constant stream of content to your readers. Strategies to create buzz and promotion for your blog. How to track statistics and using them to adjust your site for better performance.

Week 6 – Other revenue building resources to build into your blog. Resources for designers and other geeks to help get you started. And finally, how to replicate your success into an entire empire of successful blogs.

One of my favorite things about this is that Darren Rowse and Andy Wibbels allow for a preview into the course, with full audio coverage, explaining all the details of what the course covers and how new bloggers and those more experienced can be benefited by this course. And an extra plus is being able to listen to Darren Rowse’ accent while speaking. Talk to me, Darren! 😉

Discovering my personal niche, where I have the most knowledge, passion, experience and expertise, opens tremendous opportunities for me to reach a lot of people. My niche is that of Relationships: marriage, friendships, blended families, divorce, single mothers, elderly parents, raising teenagers, joys and heartaches of parenting, and abuse of all types. With a bit of authoritarian religious upbringing thrown in, it offers me a large range of possibilities to keep me writing for many years to come.


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7 Responses to “Evaluating And Choosing The Right Niche For Your Personality And Passion”

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  1. Joe Bartolotta says:

    I completely agree with your post. You need to be passionate about what you are writing about. On a personal note, I need to inject more passion into my blog. I write about “dry” topics and need to add more flare to my blog. Thanks for the post. I look forward to more.

  2. Telling It Like It Is says:

    Joe, thank you for your comment. This was an area where I really needed to fine-tune, as I sometimes went into directions and topics that really didn’t suit me. Now I’ve figured it out, with the help of the course I mentioned. I’m glad it helped you as well.

  3. You correct there, you need the passion. Have the passion and you will soon see your blog fill up. Like you said it can take awhile so without the passion you will no doubt give up DONT! Remember High Demand/ Low Supply. I currently offer 24 hot new niche products. Just click my name to find them.

  4. Lin says:

    TDB, thank you for your comment. The passion and personal interest in the topic or niche is crucial, and not having it will show up in your posts and people will see it and your blog will die a quick and painful death. 🙂

  5. Hi Lin,

    Not kissing up or anything, but your blog is actually one of my favorites when it comes to someone who writes with knowledge and passion about a specific subject … lol, and it’s such a relief to have a few feeds in my reader that are not all only about blogging and making money online.

    I’ve had a couple of blog that from time to time I’ve enjoyed writing on. But like many bloggers, monitization was always the tough part. I finally just gave up on the idea of trying to write to specific niches, and combined three blogs into one.

    Not sure how it’s going to work out, but even though I’m writing about a variety of topics, it sure is a lot less stressful on me to only have one blog to try to add fresh content to on a semi-regular basis.

    lol, one of these days I may be half as good at this as you 😉

    Catch up with you again soon,
    Todd

  6. Lin says:

    LOL Todd. I actually can understand completely about the difficulty in maintaining more than one blog with fresh content that people would find of interest. I haven’t updated my dental blog in like two months, but I’m planning on starting up with that again this week.

    Working a full time job makes it difficult to find the time I would like to have to write full time on my blogs. I’d actually like to create another blog, but at the moment I just don’t have enough time to devote to developing authority articles for a third one when I haven’t even updated the second one recently. Sigh…

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